The Rigel Aline Collimation cap offers a convenient and affordable means of collimating a Newtonian telescope.
If you simply look down the focuser drawtube it is hard to tell where to place your eye. If you look Into Your telescope through an Aline and you will see a bright white circle surrounding your eye's pupil, making it easier to center the primary and secondary mirrors.
Fits firmly into the focuser and features a convenient highly reflective inner surface.
|Average Rating (30 Reviews): |Rigel Aline Collimation cap
Wednesday, 6 October 2021 | Ian
A great little addition to your collimation toolkit. Just place it in your focuser and check your mirror alignments visually. A good fit in my 1.25” adapter. Sent out and received in 24 hours. Great service
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Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | Paul
All you need for collimating a Newtonian. Better than using a laser device, some of which are not collimated properly themselves in which case they will never do the job unless you can re-collimate them.
The instructions provided won't be adequate if you are inexperienced, though better instructions are available online, in some books and on u-tube so it shouldn't be a problem.
The cheapest way to accurately collimation your telescope, though it was expecting it to be made from metal rather than plastic. Non the less, it works well and should be all you'll need.
Tuesday, 3 August 2021 | Graeme
I've used First Light Optics before-always get prompt efficient service, products always described accurately and packaged safely. Highly recommended.
Off centre, yet works great
Monday, 17 May 2021 | Tamas
Very easy to use, makes misalignment obvious instantly. I find it much simpler to use than any Cheshire or combination eyepiece with crosshairs.
If the primary mirror is centre marked then it's a doddle. I'd note that the hole on the cap is slightly off centre yet no matter how I turn it in the focuser the 'off centre' reflection stays within the centre mark of the primary mirror so it works fine for me.
Wednesday, 3 March 2021 | Philip
Should have had one of these in my astro toolkit years ago. Cheap, effective and highly accurate. Easy to use with full instructions. At last, something to rely on that can be completed within less than a minute. The results from my F5 speak for themselves. Great bit of kit FLO, delivered on time with the usual gold standard of service.
Friday, 19 February 2021 | Gary
Cheap, easy to use and very effective. My new scope needed a slight adjustment which only took a couple of minutes with this collimation cap. Highly recommended.
Monday, 1 February 2021 | George
Simplicity itself. Having tried the laser tool that turned out to be useless as couldn't collimate that tool ad incoherent light I tried the Cheshire tool. Having looked at a useful YouTube item on collimation discovered the Collimation cap. After receiving this tool I was able to accurately collimate my reflecting telescope in minutes. So much value in a modestly priced tool.
Collimation Cap - Does a good job - Easy Collimation checks and adjustment of my SW200PDS
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 | Michael
Simple and easy to use collimation cap, saves making your own and this comes with very good reflective underside to make collimation alignment easy in mirrors. I use this for very quick check before each viewing session -
Thursday, 10 September 2020 | William
I'm new to astronomy so finding out that my newtonian needed collimating at first frightened me, so after much research I discovered a laser collimator and paid a small fortune for it and it just complicated maters, so looking for a simpler answer to collimation I came across the Rigel Aline and was surprised on exactly how simple it was to use and the results were fantastic and at a tenth of the cost of the laser.
I couldn't recommend the Rigel Aline enough
Thursday, 27 August 2020 | David
i lived in fear of collimation , then i bought a collimation cap, so straight forward to use, i highly recommend this cap.
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